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Win a pen made by Wally

This pen is made of cypress wood that I got from a small wood shop in Marsabit, Kenya. It is one of only two like it in the world. It’s going to go to someone who makes a donation today as a special thank you.   … Continue reading

Photo Op: April 30, 2014

Photo Op is where Wally confiscates all of our phones and we’re held accountable for the last photo we took. Which photo do you like the best? Top left: Bekah doesn’t think she parks that close to the building so Zach took a picture to prove it. Top right: Betty saw this guy at a flea market and thought, “that’s my kind of man.” Her mom told her to keep looking. Bottom left: This child was named after… … Continue reading

Wally in Kenya with Blood Water Mission: Final Day

  Today started with two firsts.  It was the first day of life for this baby born in Lwala, Kenya and the first time I have had a baby named after me.  I was told this woman gave birth and hour ago and I should go see her.  She looks great by the way and did it all with no epidural.  As we talked she asked my name and as I was leaving she said… … Continue reading

Wally in Kenya with Blood Water Mission: Day 5

Today started and ended with a smile from one of the happiest people I have ever met, Yuca.  She greeted us this morning with a smile and a hug and kindly hosted us in her home for dinner. It was such a fun evening especially for Zach.  The family decided on the nickname of Rhino for him…and they gave me…wait for it…Dung Beetle! We spent time touring the hospital here in Lwala that the people… … Continue reading

Wally in Kenya with Blood Water Mission: Day 4

Today was supposed to be a short travel day to Lwala but nothing in Africa goes as planned.  The hour and forty minute flight and 2 hour car ride ended up taking almost 8 hours.  It is funny because from the air you get a sense of just how big Africa is… …but on the ground the job is even bigger because there are so many people in need of help. And some of them… … Continue reading

Wally in Kenya with Blood Water Mission: Day 3

The internet is crazy slow and unreliable here, but what can you expect people still live in houses made of sticks with no electricity or water? I can really only upload one picture from today.  So if the saying a picture is worth a thousand words is true, this one speaks volumes.  This is why we are here.  This is the water the people drink.  It is no wonder so many kids gets sick and… … Continue reading